Man who admitted urinating near play park in Ballymena said he had 'urologicial issue'

Man who admitted urinating near play park in Ballymena said he had 'urologicial issue'

A MAN who was spotted urinating close to a play park at the People's Park in Ballymena has admitted a charge of indecent behaviour but, his defence barrister said, the defendant had a "urological issue".

Rudi Rovid (24), of Clonavon Terrace in Ballymena, committed the offence at lunch time on November 8 last year.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court he had the assistance of a Romanian interpreter.

A prosecutor said members of the public spotted Rovid urinating in public.

The defendant told police he had gone for a walk and had felt the need to answer the call of nature.

A defence lawyer said the defendant, who had a previously clear record, had a "urological issue".

The barrister said "at times he is left with immediate urgency" and he had tried to urinate out of the open near a tree.

Fining the defendant £200, District Judge Nigel Broderick said he took into account the medical condition but he " must understand in future he can't do this again and he must find a private or public toilet to use in future".